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Vegetarian Ramen in Kyoto

Vegetarian Ramen in Kyoto

Vegetarian ramen in Kyoto, in a restaurant in Kyoto Station’s ramen street – a whole floor of ramen restaurants!

UPDATE: Sadly this restaurant no longer serves vegetarian ramen.

Yamagishi Taishoken

Most ramen isn’t vegetarian. Unless you’re at a vegetarian or vegan restaurant, the broth will almost certainly contain fish stock (dashi) or meat stock. That’s why it was so surprising to stumble across a ramen restaurant with vegetarian options (and a choice!!) in Kyoto Station. Details of the restaurant are here – it’s called Yamagishi Taishoken.

See what it’s like in my video:


How to Get There

Don’t worry about writing down the address (addresses in Japan are confusing!) just go to Kyoto Station.  From the main concourse go up the escalators and past the light-up stairs in the video. On the 10th floor, go through the entrance on the left and you’ll find a whole floor of ramen restaurants. The name “Yamagishi Taishoken” is on the sign in English, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding it!

Yamagishi Taishoken Kyoto

Tips for Being Vegetarian in Japan

Eating out as a vegetarian in Japan isn’t easy. Most restaurants don’t have a vegetarian option, and dashi (fish stock) is a widely used ingredient in Japanese cooking, so it’s quite difficult to avoid. In my case, there’s the added challenge of travelling with a meat-eater, so we don’t want to go to vegetarian restaurants 100% of the time. 

If you’re worried about travelling to Japan as a vegetarian, there’s lots of tips and advice in my video below. It’s difficult, but not impossible. I’d highly recommend researching places to eat – don’t rely on being able to find somewhere just walking around looking at menus – you’ll end up tired and hungry!

List of Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Tokyo

Vegetarian and vegan restaurants are easy to find on Happy Cow. However, vegetarian-friendly restaurants for meat eaters and veggies travelling together can be harder to find. In Japan, most places don’t have any vegetarian options at all. I’ve spent a lot of time researching restaurants with a vegetarian option – so here’s my list for you:

Restaurants in Tokyo with vegetarian options

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